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Ok, I'm on my 3rd layout, but it's shaping up and it's pretty unique. It's not small, but certainly more manageable than our other cases. Right now, it's approx 16"H x 9.5"W x 14" D (406mm x 241mm x 356mm). These are just "sketch" dimensions at this point. It will take a standard PSU and a triple slot GPU ("S3") plus a 280 and/or 240 rad (or up to 14 HDD's). I like Stren's suggestion of "Stingray" (I've always had a thing for Corvettes - probably why I have one biggrin.gif ), but I'm open to suggestions wink.gif
That's about the size I proposed early in this thread, with the possibility of adding rack ears. Don't miss out on that opportunity smile.gif racks are awesome. 9.5" is about 5.4 rack units high so that would have to be adjusted. You could make it a more traditional stand upright model with the possibility to go horizontal + rack mountable. There you have 3 things in one that people have been requesting and with that size you can use bigger boards also. win-win-win & win.
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Not sure how close the design is to being finalized, but I came across this video from the Bel Air sponsored build and thought some of the ideas might be useful in trying to cram a lot of stuff into a small case. It seems basically to be applying the ideas of the Case Labs removable "tech station" motherboard tray to radiators/pumps.

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That's a cool idea. My mantra is to always try to get as much done outside of the case as possible thumb.gif For the S3, I haven't made a final decision as to whether or not the MB plate will be removable. My inclination is to have it, but It's mounted horizontally. so access is quite good even if we didn't.
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So what is the timeline for some pictures or drawings. I have a ITX build I want to pull the trigger on for fun.
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I/m hoping to have pics by mid February and have them on the site for ordering by the end of the month smile.gif
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I/m hoping to have pics by mid February and have them on the site for ordering by the end of the month smile.gif

If you want someone to test a prototype for you, feel free to send one my way! I'll pay its way of course.
 
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Perhaps a case that incorporates a dual slot gpu mount and a 90 degree mount so that the GPU would lay flat with the motherboard. If you look at the motherboard looking down, you would see the CPU and ram. The GPU would be facing down in that sense. A slim case designed around this with proper GPU airflow in mind. Perhaps sectioning off the airflow of the gpu from the rest of the case so it only pulls air in from the outside then exhausts it out the back of the case with no extra heated air from other components.
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2 SLI Video Cards: (example Geforce 690's.. 11" long)
Long Power supply: (example: Corsair AX1200.. 200mm long)

Cooling:
240mm Radiator (inside)
120mm Radiator (inside)
and 120 or 140 for intake of outside air. (inside)

room for reservoir and pump inside case.



and a HANDLE!.. yes I would like to be able to use a handle to carry my case.
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2 SLI Video Cards: (example Geforce 690's.. 11" long)
Long Power supply: (example: Corsair AX1200.. 200mm long)

Cooling:
240mm Radiator (inside)
120mm Radiator (inside)
and 120 or 140 for intake of outside air. (inside)

room for reservoir and pump inside case.



and a HANDLE!.. yes I would like to be able to use a handle to carry my case.
I think that's getting a little ambitious. Like, really ambitious for a small case.
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I think that's getting a little ambitious. Like, really ambitious for a small case.

Well I have this all crammed into my Haf XB case.. and I think they could even make it smaller... take out the drive bays... have a spot for 2 SSD's internally.. (dont need hot swappable) ..

no bays.. just a freakn spot for 2 SSD's to get screwed down. (perfect)

Case maker wanting to know what I would like. there it is.. i dont think its impossible.
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